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Bug ID: JDK-6643529 Implement and use "quiet" -q switch to only suppress 7-Zip SDK LZMA copyright when required
JDK-6643529 : Implement and use "quiet" -q switch to only suppress 7-Zip SDK LZMA copyright when required

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2007-12-19
Status:
Closed
Updated Date:
2010-09-08
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2008-06-03
Component:
deploy
OS:
windows
Sub-Component:
deployment_toolkit
CPU:
generic
Priority:
P3
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
6u10
Fixed Versions:
6u10 (b23)

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Description
The 7-Zip SDK LZMA compression public domain file contained a copyright printf that would have represented a big regression for Java Kernel users, putting text into standard error streams that might be automatically parsed, etc. CR 6642750 simply "pruned" this for the sake of a harse schedule for the fix. This CR will make a very simple change to put the copyright banner output on a switch that default to "on", but is set to "off" (-q) when Java Kernel invokes the LZMA code. This is about a 10 line change across two files and has already been prototyped. Also, provision is already in place to pass an arbitrary collection of options to the LZMA encoder/decoder functions, making this a trivial enhancement in return for the clear message to the open source community that we want to honor copyright banners when it is possible. The 7-Zip license agreement enables arbitrary changes to the public domain source file in question (see review #7309).

                                    

Comments
EVALUATION

This is a trivial change that will have zero affect on visible behavior within a Java Kernel context.
                                     
2007-12-21



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